Create your own lasting legacy

Meeting the philanthropic needs of the Jewish community


Toledo Jewish Community Foundation, founded in 1980 as the endowment development program of Jewish Federation of Greater Toledo, was established to meet the philanthropic challenges and needs of the Toledo Jewish community as well as the needs of our people locally, nationally, and globally. Foundation provides an opportunity to leave a lasting legacy – a permanent imprint that will enrich the lives of generations to come.


Since its inception, the Foundation has helped individuals and families alike create a legacy that represents the values and mitzvot by which they have governed their lives.


Stephen Rothschild, CEO, Jewish Federation and Foundation of Greater Toledo, at 419-724-0372 or



Matt Kripke, Chair

Stephen Rothschild, J.D., CEO, Jewish Federation and Foundation of Greater Toledo


Board of Directors

Allie Berns

Gary Delman

Joel Epstein

Mark D. Greenblatt

Tom J. Jaffee

Mindy Kairis

Julie Kalniz

Bruce Klinger              

Chad Kripke 

Rich Rusgo

Daniel N. Steinberg

Mark Zyndorf


Past Chairs

Daniel N. Steinberg

Donald L. Solomon (z"l)

Frederick J. Treuhaft

Harley J. Kripke

Gordon I. Levine

Marvin Kobacker (z”l)

Grants Committee


Allie Berns, Chair

Ann Albert

Lawrence Friedman

Denise Horwitz

Christina Katz

Linda Liber

Lynn Lippman

Ann Rosenberg


Investment Committee


Joel Epstein, Chair

Frederick Treuhaft, Past Chair

Gary Delman

Paul D. Goldner

Chad Kripke

Matt Kripke

Adam Levine

Alex Levy

Lisa Shall

Donald L. Solomon (z"l)

Daniel Steinberg

Mark Zyndorf

Year-End Tax Planning


The year's end comes up quickly. There are a few gifting options that may be advantageous to you. This may be the ideal time to establish a Philanthropic (Donor Advised) Fund or add to the fund that you already have. Consider “bunching” itemized deductions and create a Philanthropic Fund with a minimum gift of $2,000.


Click here for an overview on year-end tax planning. Check with your advisor to see if any of the aforementioned strategies work for you.


For more information, contact or 419-724-0372.

The Perpetual Annual Campaign Endowment (PACE)


  • Extend your commitment. 
  • Inspire the next generation and generations after that. 
  • Make a connection to the future. 
  • Your gift can make a difference.


Perpetual Annual Campaign Endowment (PACE) is a permanent fund dedicated to endowing your gift to the Jewish community through the Jewish Federation of Greater Toledo. A PACE fund is not intended to take the place of any part of an annual gift; it is instead a lasting legacy that will continue to make an annual gift to the campaign in perpetuity on your behalf.


Establishing a PACE: Here's how

A plan that fits your needs


The Foundation offers a wide variety of vehicles that allow you to perpetuate your commitment to the Annual Campaign in a way that best achieves your own personal financial and estate planning goals.


Charitable Gift Options

Perpetual Annual Campaign Endowment (PACE)

The Lion of Judah Endowment (LOJE)

Charitable Bequests


Life Income Plans:

Charitable Gift Annuities

Charitable Remainder Unitrusts

Charitable Lead Trusts

Charitable Remainder Annuity Trust


Alternatives to Private Foundations:

Donor-Advised Funds/Philanthropic Funds 

Named Endowment Funds

Supporting Foundations


Scholarship funds assist local area college students


Students faced with mounting concerns about college tuition in Northwest Ohio can take comfort in the support of a dedicated group of community leaders. READ MORE about how you can get assistance with college.

CLICK HERE to download the scholarship application form (first time applicant)

CLICK HERE to download the scholarship application form renewal

CLICK HERE to download the scholarship criteria